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As a kid Bill Murray confused me. I thought he was funny and endearing and larger than life (long before he was in the movie Larger Than Life), but he also made me uncomfortable. There was something a…
Few things make a book feel fancier than a hard slipcase, so it’s always a treat diving into Ian Nathan’s elegant and thorough tomes on film. Like Terminator Vault and Tim Burton: The Iconic Filmmaker…
If you're a fan of Tim Burton, you are entirely likely to have a little bit of a crush on Ian Nathan's new book, Tim Burton: The Iconic Filmmaker and His Work. This silvery tome with its sleek hardcov…
Updated in 2016, the book takes you through over a century of film, chronologically by decade. It starts, naturally, with Georges Méliès' Voyage to the Moon (1902) and progresses up to the 2000s, with…
As promised, the book covers 101 films over roughly 100 years, and suggests the best picks for each decade (1910s-2000s). It's a good sampling of horror film history, and covers foreign film as well a…
There are few things more refreshing than a well-written book. It doesn't really matter how interesting your story is if you lack the ability to tell it in a compelling way. Thankfully, Lisa Jakub is …
There's something strange and final and weirdly satisfying about holding John Hughes: A Life in Film in your hands. The first thing I did when I looked through it was cry. First there's the warm wave …
If you're any sort of movie geek, one of the first things you think when planning a trip is, "I wonder what was filmed there?" Tony Urban is definitely a movie geek with a particular love of horror, a…
I often think the quality of genre specific books can be judged by the universality of their appeal. If a person who isn't especially well versed or even that interested in the subject matter can pick…
Written by Moonrise Kingdom cinematographer Barry Braverman, Video Shooter is essentially a textbook for anyone wishing to deal with camerawork in film. In practice, this covers a wide range of behind…
The first thing I did when I got my review copy of Stephen Tropiano's Saturday Night Live FAQ was to squeal in delight and wave the book around excitedly. The second thing I did was to spill tea on it…
I feel like Terminator Vault:The Complete Story Behind the Making of The Terminator and Terminator II: Judgment Day is as enjoyable to movie fans as it is to people who like books with pockets. You kn…
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